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Savon khorka, Schistura savona (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Schistura Species: S. savona

Synonyms Acoura obscura (Swainson, 1839) Cobites obscura Swainson, 1839 Cobitis savona Hamilton, 1822 Nemacheilus savona (Hamilton, 1822) Noemacheilus savona (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names Bangladesh: Savon khorka (স্যাভন খোরকা)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); Eastern Himalaya: Tista drainage at Darjeeling through Nepal, to Karnali and Kali drainage in …read more

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Top Ten Smallest Fishes of Bangladesh

Top Ten Smallest Fishes of Bangladesh

Top Ten Smallest fishes of Bangladesh are given below –

No. Scientific Name English Name Bangla/Local Name Max. SL (cm)* 10 Parambassis lala Highfin Glassy Perchlet Lal Chanda 3.8 9 Nangra ornata Ornata Catfish Gang Tengra 3.7 8 Badis chittagongis …read more

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Near Threatened (NT) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Osteobrama cotio, one of the Near Threatened (NT) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Osteobrama cotio, one of the Near Threatened (NT) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

A Near Threatened (NT) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as likely to become endangered in the near future. It is the fourth highest risk category after Critically Endangered …read more

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List of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh and their conservation status

Conservation status of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (According to IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

Conservation status of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (According to IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

List of freshwater fishes of Bangladesh including their local conservation status (IUCN 2015a and b) are given below. In the …read more

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Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes of Bangladesh

Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes: General parameter to differentiate freshwater from estuarine habitat is the salinity level of water. Freshwater contains less than 0.5 ppt (Parts Per Thousand) salinity whereas estuarine water contains moderate salinity (generally 14-17 ppt). We can easily define freshwater and estuarine fish species in such ways that “fishes live in freshwater habitats are called freshwater fish and fishes live in estuarine habitat are called estuarine fishes.”

But, …read more